Phyllis B. Coletta

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Phyllis B. Coletta

LAWRENCE, MA: On Sunday, July 19, 2015, the angels came down and wrapped their arms around Phyllis B. (Duchesne) Coletta, and took her home. She passed away peacefully at the Mary Immaculate Nursing Home, in Lawrence. Phyllis, 89, was predeceased by her parents Harry and Elvira (Gordon) Duchesne.

She was born in Nashua, N.H., and was educated at St. Anne’s Grammar School, in Lawrence. She graduated from Lawrence High School. Phyllis worked for 30 years at Western Electric and retired at age 55. She was a member of the Telephone Pioneers. She was very active in the choir at Mt. Carmel Church for several years, and was a member of the Third Order of Mary. She also belonged to the rosary group at the church.

Phyllis loved to travel and ventured to many destinations, and also enjoyed travelling throughout the United States to visit her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a wonderful homemaker who loved to bake, cook, sew, knit and crochet, but most of all enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.

Phyllis is survived by her three children, Carmine Coletta and his wife Joyce, of Boynton Beach, Fla., Paula Kennedy, and her husband, Bob, of South Carolina, and Pamela Coletta-Dubois and her husband, Mark Dubois, of Newton, N.H.; grandchildren, Dominique and Isabella Dubois, of Newton, N.H., Erin Kennedy, of Florida, and Kelly Kennedy, of South Carolina; great-grandchildren, Collin, Declan, and Aislinn Sewell, of Florida; a brother-in-law, James Chiara, of Lawrence; as well as many nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her husband of 46 years, Domenic Coletta, who passed away in 1990; her beloved companion of 20 years, Romeo Pellerin, who fondly referred to her as his favorite redhead; and also a granddaughter, Marissa Espinosa.

Phyllis’ family would like to extend their sincere gratitude to the Mary Immaculate Nursing Staff for their loving and compassionate care to Phyllis and her family.

ARRANGEMENTS: Services were held on Saturday, July 25, 2015, in Methuen, Mass. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Mary Immaculate Nursing Home, 172 Lawrence Street, Lawrence, MA 01841, or to the American Diabetes, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312. For directions or to send condolences, please visit
Published on July 22, 2015
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